Gourmet Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gourmet Chocolate Chip Cookies

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These Gourmet Chocolate Chip Cookies go over the top with loads of Ghirardelli bittersweet chocolate, butter, vanilla, and chunky pecans. Soft and chewy and bakery-style big. You’re going to love these cookies!

One of my favorite types of cookies are chocolate chip cookies, whether they are brown and crispy or soft and chewy. Especially with a big glass of icy cold milk. Oh my! See my Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes Here.

Serve Cookies Warm from the Oven

 

But if that’s the case, what makes this recipe any different? What makes it gourmet? How about the premium quality of bittersweet chocolate morsels, or butter, or the big, chunky pieces of freshly harvested pecans? Then baked to perfection to deliver lightly browned, soft and chewy cookies that are the same size and shape, and extra big, because we love you! Yep, that’s what I’m talking about.

 

Ingredients for Gourmet Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • butter, room temperature
  • brown sugar
  • granulated sugar
  • large eggs
  • vanilla extract
  • all-purpose flour
  • salt
  • baking soda
  • bittersweet chocolate morsels
  • chopped pecans (freshly harvested, if possible)

 

Special Ingredients and Equipment Needed

For this Gourmet recipe, you’ll need the following special ingredients and equipment to make Bakery-Style Cookies.

Premium Ingredients for Bakery-Style Gourmet Cookies

Premium Ghirardelli Bittersweet Chocolate Chips, Freshly Harvested Pecans (if possible), Creamy Butter, and Pure Vanilla Extract.

Look for freshly harvested pecans at specialty shops, your local farmer’s market, or maybe even your backyard or freezer! Fresh pecans really do make such a difference. 

Special equipment needed to make these cookies include parchment paper or a silicone baking mat to ensure that the cookies bake at an even temperature without burning. Also helpful is a disher scoop for scooping the dough in equal size and shape.

I like to use Vollrath Dishers to scoop cookies. Black, size 30 (1 oz) or Red, size 24 (1.3 oz.) Either one of these will turn out bakery-style sized cookies perfect for this recipe.

 

Instructions for Making This Recipe

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.

Using a knife or nut chopper, coarsely chop the fresh pecans.

 

Make the Cookie Dough

In a large mixing bowl, mix the softened butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar to incorporate. Add in the large eggs and vanilla extract.

In a small bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, salt, and baking soda.

Add flour to creamed mixture in three parts.

Be sure to stop the mixer and scrape the sides of the bowl a few times during this mixing process.

Stir in the bittersweet chocolate chips and chopped pecans, just to incorporate. Do not overmix.

Scooping Dough onto Baking Sheet

Using a large cookie scoop (1 or 1.3 oz), scoop dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

 

Cool Cookies on a Wire Rack

Bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes until golden brown along the edges. Cool on wire racks. Makes 2-3 dozen.

Store in a tightly sealed container or cookie jar for 2-3 days.

If you will be storing the cookies longer than a couple of days, I prefer freezing the cookies in freezer bags or a tightly sealed container. Sometimes, I will even place the bag or container inside a cardboard box for even more protection against freezer-burn. Stored this way, you may safely freeze for 2-3 months. To serve, remove cookies from freezer and allow to come to room temperature inside the freezer bag or container. 

Serve Cookies with Ice Cold Milk

Serve cookies with glasses of icy, cold milk.

See more Cookie Recipes Here. Browse Chocolate Recipes Here. 

 

 

Recipe for Gourmet Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gourmet Chocolate Chip Cookies

This Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe goes over the top Gourmet with butter, vanilla, Ghirardelli bittersweet chocolate, and chunky pecans.
5 from 2 votes
Print Rate
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Butter, Ghirardelli Bittersweet Chocolate Chips, Pecans
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 15

Equipment

Nut Chopper
Cookie Scoop
Baking Sheet
Silicone Baking Mat

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter room temperature
  • 3/4 cups brown sugar
  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 10 oz bittersweet chocolate morsels
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.
  • Using a knife or nut chopper, coarsely chop the fresh pecans.

Make the Cookie Dough

  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar to incorporate.
  • Add the large eggs and vanilla extract. Mix well.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, salt, and baking soda. Add to creamed mixture in three parts. Do not overmix.
  • Stir in the bittersweet chocolate chips and chopped pecans, just until combined.
  • Using a large cookie scoop (1 or 1.3 oz) scoop dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes until golden brown along the edges. Cool on wire racks. Makes 2-3 dozen.

Notes

*Unless otherwise indicated, all butter on this recipe site is salted.
**For bakery-style cookies that are the same size and shape, use a 1 oz cookie scoop (Black, Size 30), or 1.3 oz (Red, Size 24) cookie scoop.

Nutrition

Calories: 429kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 369mg | Potassium: 201mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 420IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 2mg
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